All About the Taycheedah Correctional Institution

Connect With an Inmate All About the Taycheedah Correctional Institution

Connect With Your Loved One at Taycheedah Correctional Institution

Taycheedah Correctional Institution, also known as TCI, is a maximum- and medium-security facility that gives female inmates in Wisconsin a secure, gender-responsive environment. It employs gender-specific guiding principles to aid the positive growth of female inmates through education, treatment, and applicable supervision to foster a successful reentry upon release.

TCI, and all adult female correctional facilities, were joined together as the Wisconsin Women's Correctional System on August 21, 2005, under the supervision of Jennifer McDermott, the TCI warden.  TCI also works as the intake, assessment, and evaluation resource for all female inmates in the state sentenced to adult custody.

Taycheedah started in the early 1800s. Governor James Doty built his home in Fond du Lac. It still stands on the institution’s grounds. Female offenders were housed in the Wisconsin State Prison in the 1850s, known today as Waupun Correctional Institution, but in 1912, the creation of a women's facility began and, in 1921, the Wisconsin Industrial Home for Women was opened.  The first inmates of this first incarnation of TCI were typically incarcerated for "crimes against morality," while violent offenders were still housed at the State Prison in Waupun.

Where Is Taycheedah Correctional Institution, and How Do I Get There?

AddressTaycheedah Correctional Institution

751 County Road K

Fond du Lac, WI 54936-1947

Phone Number608-240-5000
Fax(920) 929-2946

Fortunately, Fond Du Lac is easy to get to, no matter where you are. In fact, any car, bus, train, or plane can get you there.

How to Contact Inmates at Taycheedah Correctional Institution

Inmates are allowed to receive mail from the United States Postal Service at this facility. Inmates may receive plain white envelopes filled with no more than five white pages of black or blue ink. Photos may be included if they are not Polaroid or nude. Pages torn from magazines may also be included but count as a full page.

Letters to inmates should be addressed as follows:

Taycheedah Correctional Institution

PO Box 3100

Fond du Lac, WI 54936-3100

All inmate correspondence must include the inmate's full name, DOC number, and the unit, if applicable.

Inmates can receive packages from loved ones purchased from Union Supply Group. Orders can be by:

  1. Phone
  2. Fax
  3. Mail

Families and friends of the incarcerated can send money through Access Corrections Secure Deposit and their affiliate CashPayToday, a walk-in provider. Access Corrections receives deposits through the following:

  • Website
  • Phone
  • Mail
  • At a walk-in location

There is a daily limit of $2900. Consult for more information.

Inmates can make phone calls from Taycheedah Correctional Institution during daytime hours only using their own money deposited into their phone accounts or by making collect calls where the receiver pays for the call. The facility only allows phone calls for up to 15 minutes and also requires you to be on the inmates' phone call list to be eligible for a call.

Difficulties You May Have Contacting a Loved One in Taycheedah Correctional Institution

Let's face it. Prisons are not the most dependable of organizations. Rules and regulations pertaining to our loved ones can change at the drop of a dime, and we won't know about it until the prison decides to tell us. It could be weeks before you get word from your incarcerated loved one going the usual routes.

Then there's also the problems of travel to the prison, postage for letters they may not even see, and the exorbitant costs of inmate phone calls.

Get in Touch With Your Loved Ones via DoNotPay

DoNotPay offers the exclusive Connect With an Inmate feature that bypasses all the convoluted rules and tricky regulations to get you in contact with your incarcerated loved one. All you need is an inmate ID or booking number, the name of the prison, and the unit where the inmate is located, if necessary.

DoNotPay Can Help You Locate Your Imprisoned Friend

  1. Locate the Connect With an Inmate service on DoNotPay.


  2. Choose whether you want to locate a loved one, create a virtual mailbox, or send a personalized letter.


  3. If you want us to find your loved one, provide his or her personal details and the state they are located in. We'll then conduct a search on the appropriate state database.


  4. If you want to create a virtual mailbox, just provide your full name! We'll set one up for you so you can easily receive incoming mail from your loved one.


  5. If sending a personalized letter, tell us which facility your loved one is located in and what you would like to say to them. You can even include a photo! Your letter will be delivered automatically - just wait 10 days for it to arrive to your loved one!


What Else Can DoNotPay Do?

DoNotPay can help you connect with your incarcerated loved one in many ways, including:

Let DoNotPay help you learn the world of your incarcerated loved one. While you'll find much to worry about with Wisconsin prison systems, we are here to help make it easier for you to stay in touch with your loved one and remain a vital and active part of their life with correspondence, visiting, and phone calls.   

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